Verboticism: Dumbsistence

'This bank machine is so stupid.'

DEFINITION: v., To have the strength of character, persistence of heart, and dimness of wit to follow an unchanging course of action even when it is completely ineffective. n., A person who unhappily does the same thing over and over again.

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Persistencecompulsivedisorder

Created by: wtwhitaker

Pronunciation: Per-sis-tens-com-pol-siv-dis-or-der

Sentence: Even though, in the back of her mind she knew it would never work, she really had PERSISTENCECOMPULSIVEDISOREDER to try her password again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again......... and again.

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Repeateadly

Created by: greenbree

Pronunciation: ri/pi/te/a/dli

Sentence: my mom repeteadly wash the floor of the house, she can't stop is like an obsession.

Etymology: Repeat+adly

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Redundunce

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ri/duhn/duhns

Sentence: Jenny is a classic redundunce who needs to do things thirty, or forty times before she realizes they don't work.

Etymology: REDUNDUNCE - noun from REDUNDANT (unnecessary repetition) + DUNCE (dull-witted, stupid, or ignorant person)

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Ignorverance

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: igg-nor-veer-ans

Sentence: Becky's ignorverance made her continually try to drive her Hummer under the bank drive through, knowing each time that she wouldn't fit and she'd have to back up and park.

Etymology: ignorance + perserverance

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Determinut

Created by: Mustang

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Reapalition

Created by: Katie

Pronunciation: Re-app-alate-shun

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Repdumity

Created by: alanahnichole

Pronunciation: {rep-dumb-it.ee}

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Thicktoitiveness

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) thĭk-tōō'-ĭt-tĭv-nĭs

Sentence: Margary's refusal to give up on her shiftless, alcoholic, womanizing husband demonstrates the thicktoitiveness of the proverbial moron looking for the corner of a round room.

Etymology: thick = "mentally slow; stupid; dull" + "-toitiveness (suffix from sticktoitiveness = "dogged perseverance; resolute tenacity")

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COMMENTS:

libertybelle brilliant!! - libertybelle, 2007-10-24: 16:25:00

My other word for this definition was "duhtermination." - milorush, 2007-10-25: 10:59:00

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Technyopia

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: tek - ni - o - pee - a

Sentence: In a state of technyopia, Larry continued to randomly push buttons on the remote control, begging for the DVD to begin.

Etymology: technology + myopia

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Morassiduate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: muh-RASS-sij-oo-ate

Sentence: Despite his best intentions, Bob morassiduated with morotony. His failure was not his " falling in the mud" but that he remained stuck there!

Etymology: Blend of MORON: a person who is notably stupid or lacking in good judgment; or dim of wit; MORASS: any confusing or troublesome situation, esp. one from which it is difficult to free oneself; entanglement- "stuck in the mud" & ASSIDUATE: to be constant in application or effort; diligent in working at a task; to be persevering;

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so many good words - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-22: 11:46:00

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